The Fulmar. [New Naturalist Monograph 6.]

  • Fisher, James
  • London: Collins 1952
  • Bernhard & Loe M6.

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Description

FIRST EDITION, 8vo, pp. xv, [i], 496 + 4 colour plates and 24 double-sided monochrome plates. Original green cloth, spine lettered in gilt, colour-printed dustjacket. Dustjacket price-clipped, a few small edge tears, head of spine panel sometime repaired to reverse, lightly spotted to front panel.

Notes

A first edition of the largest by some margin of the supplementary monograph series, a book that despite its 'reputation as an outstanding work' (Bernhard & Loe p.256) was a commercial failure, selling just 2,500 copies, contributing to its scarcity today. The dustjacket, despite a few edge tears, retains a clear, bright white fulmar on its spine panel; Bernhard & Loe claim the 'vast majority' of copies are tanned, as is their copy used for illustration, but here discolouration is limited to some light spotting to the front panel.

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